Keyboard LEDs

Muzer muzerakascooby at
Sun Jun 14 09:04:54 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Muzer<muzerakascooby at> wrote:
>> Christopher Lemire wrote:
>>> Is there somewhere in /proc that can control my keyboard leds? I've
>>> got an led for the function key, cap locks, and num locks. I'd like to
>>> make them blink on new email IF I can find somewhere in /proc for
>>> them. I know this is easy to do if you have a laptop.
>> Not sure about /proc, but try the package ledcontrol. There are plenty
>> of examples in /etc/ledcontrol.conf (by default it is set to blink the
>> scroll lock LED depending on system load).
> Hmm - that looked interesting, but I can't seem to get it to work in
> X.  Does it work for you, eg when you max the CPU does the scroll lock
> LED blink?  It only seems to work in my VTs...
> Chris
Works fine for me; in fact, I had to turn it off because it was getting 
on my nerves!

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